Kansai airport luring budget carriers

Dec 13, 2013

Kansai airport luring budget carriers

New Kansai International Airport Co. President Keiichi Ando says his firm is sounding out foreign low-cost carriers, including China’s Spring Airlines and Singapore Airlines’ Scoot, about flying out of Osaka. In a recent interview, Ando said the company is also thinking of recruiting Indonesian ...

Dec 13, 2013

Osaka police face charges over coverup

Osaka police turned over to prosecutors Friday cases against nine of their own, including former superintendents, in connection with the falsification of investigation records for a 41-year-old man taken into custody last year. The man in custody had allegedly become violent with police and ...

Japan's coast menaced by storm surges

Nov 23, 2013

Japan's coast menaced by storm surges

When monster Typhoon Haiyan slammed the Philippines in early November, it inflicted especially severe damage on Leyte Island, where the city of Tacloban was engulfed by a massive storm surge. Experts said the devastation was caused mainly by two factors — the powerful gusts ...

Nov 8, 2013

Fukuoka issues warning on high PM2.5 levels

by Eric Johnston

High levels of PM2.5 particulate matter were recorded Friday in parts of western Japan, prompting the city of Fukuoka to issue a warning amid growing concern that the pollution crisis in China will keep affecting Japan. In Osaka Prefecture, PM2.5 levels of 35 micrograms ...